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John Henry Dearle

Designer Biography

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...Dearle was a British textile designer who worked with William Morris and was responsible for all textile designs from Morris and Co. after 1888. Moving from the retail side of William Morris and Co. to become a designer and their first...

Louis Majorelle

Designer Biography

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...Majorelle was an important French furniture designer of the Art Nouveau period. From 1877, he studied painting at the .cole des Beaux Arts, leaving to run the family furniture business in Nancy on the death of his father. In this capacity...

Peter Behrens

Designer Biography

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...One of the founding members of the Deutscher Werkbund, German architect and designer Behrens is considered to be the first industrial designer, who worked as the artistic advisor for German electrical manufacturer Allgemeine...
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...Mies van der Rohe was an influential architect and designer who dominated much of the twentieth century and is often known purely as “Mies.” Born in Aachen Germany, Mies served his apprenticeship in the studios of furniture maker/designer...

László Moholy-Nagy

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...Moholy-Nagy, a Hungarian painter, photographer, filmmaker, designer, sculptor, educator, and theorist, was born in Bacsborsod and lived and worked in Budapest, Berlin, Weimar, Dessau, London, and Chicago. Throughout his career...

Patricia Urquoila

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...Spanish-born product designer and architect Patricia Urquiola lives and works in Milan, Italy. She graduated in architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 1989 and worked until 1992 as assistant lecturer on Castiglioni...

Max Bill

Designer Biography

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...Swiss graphic and industrial designer, architect, painter, sculptor, writer, who worked in Zürich and Ulm, Bill studied at the Bauhaus in Dessau from 1927 to 1928 under Josef Albers, László Moholy-Nagy, and Wassily Kandinsky, an experience...

Bill Moggridge

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...Bill Moggridge was a British designer known for his formative and groundbreaking work in the discipline of interaction design. Born in London, he trained in industrial design at Central St Martin’s School of Art and Design. After graduating...

Henry Van de Velde

Designer Biography

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...Belgian designer born in Antwerp, who worked mainly in Belgium and Germany, Van de Velde studied painting at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Arts (1881–4) and later in Paris (1884–5). In 1892, he gave up painting for architecture and design...

Hermann Muthesius

Designer Biography

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...Architect, historian, and diplomat, Hermann Muthesius was an advocate for the modern style in architecture and industrial design. In 1896, he was sent by the German government as architectural attach. to the German Embassy in London...